Agapanthus 'Black Buddha'

Agapanthus 'Black Buddha'

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A Strikingly Beautiful and Resilient Lily of the Nile
SKU 35593
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Key Characteristics
Zone

7 - 11

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy, Poor

Description / Agapanthus 'Black Buddha'

This clumping lily of the Nile boasts a unique combination of violet-blue flowers and tall black stalks. The showy blooms come on in summer, adding a stunning accent to the garden, container, or cutflower arrangement. A great choice for a larger planter, 'Black Buddha' actually flowers better when its roots are contained. Another benefit of growing this gorgeous lily of the Nile in a container is that you can bring it indoors for the winter, protecting it from the icy chill of winter.

This African blue lily is originally a native of South Africa and Madagascar, which unfortunately means that it is tender to the ravages of winter. Through cultivation in Europe this species has become a bit hardier, but 'Black Buddha' still appreciates a nice blanket of mulch in the winter. This bit of necessary winter maintenance will be well rewarded in the summer.

In July the black, strap-shaped foliage boasts large umbels of deep blue funnel-shaped flowers. When the sun shines on these stems, it only intensifies the color to a deep, royal purple. This variety of Agapanthus praecox blooms starting in July and finishing in August.

This agapanthus grows up to 2 feet tall and wide (3 feet tall when in bloom). This genus was named by the ancient Greeks; it's name comes from the words "agape" (unconditional love) and "anthos" (flower). And when you see the exotic, delicate beauty of these flowers, you will understand why.

Plant 'Black Buddha' in part- to full-sun in well-drained soil. This exotic plant actually tolerates drought and a broad variety of soils (acid to alkaline, sandy, and even clay soils), so long as the soil is very well-drained and not too cold.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Agapanthus
Species praecox
Variety 'Black Buddha'
Category Perennials
USDA Zone Low 7
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Blue, Lavender, Purple
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Black, Medium Green
Resistance Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Special Features Flower
Uses Containers, Cut Flowers, Houseplant
Zone 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
Discount Exempt No
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